Deep learning models are usually developed and tested under the implicit assumption that the training and test data are drawn independently and identically distributed (IID) from the same distribution. Overlooking out-of-distribution (OOD) images can result in poor performance in unseen or adverse viewing conditions, which is common in real-world scenarios.

This competition aims to tackle typical computer vision tasks (i.e. Multi-class Classification, Object Detection, ...) on OOD images which follows a different distribution than the training images.

The dataset can be accessed at

Submission Information

Our workshop invites submissions for two tracks:

Track 1: A codalab challenge on OOD generalization in classification, detection and 3D pose estimation. The winners and runner-ups in each category will be invited to contribute to a special issue of IJCV (International Journal of Computer Vision) and will share a prize pool of 10,000 USD.

Check the challenge page for more informations.

Track 2: A regular paper submission track. We invite submissions of long and short papers on the topic of out-of-distribution generalization. The topics include but are not limited to:
  • Improving generalization of computer vision systems in OOD scenarios
  • Research at the intersection of biological and machine vision
  • Generative causal models for image analysis
  • Domain generalization
  • Novel architectures with robustness to occlusion, viewpoint and other real-world domain shifts
  • Domain adaptation techniques for robust vision system in the real world
  • Datasets for evaluating model robustness
Check the Call for Papers page for more informations.

Workshop Program

24th of October, Monday, Time Zone UTC+3
8:45 Opening
9:00 Invited talk: Pietro Perona 30mins + 10mins Questions
9:40 Invited talk: Xavier Boix 30mins + 10mins Questions
10:10 Invited talk: Alan Yuille 30mins + 10mins Questions
10:40 Break
11:00 Posters 5 minute spotlight presentations
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Challenge Winners Announcement and 15 minute presentations
14:30 Invited talk: Carl Vondrick 30mins + 10mins Questions
15:10 Invited talk: Aleksander Mądry 30mins + 10mins Questions
15:50 Invited talk: Olga Russakovsky 30mins + 10mins Questions
16:30 Panel Discussion With all invited speakers
17:00 Closing Remarks

Invited Speakers

Organizing Committee

Program Committee

  • Akshayvarun Subramanya (UMBC)
  • Alexander Robey (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Angtian Wang (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Bernhard Egger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Jiachen Sun (University of Michigan)
  • Kibok Lee (Yonsei University)
  • Lifeng Huang (SunYat-sen University)
  • Maura Pintor (University of Cagliari)
  • Muhammad Awais (Kyung-Hee University)
  • Nataniel Ruiz (Boston University)
  • Rajkumar Theagarajan (University of California, Riverside)
  • Ruihao Gong (SenseTime)
  • Shunchang Liu (Beihang University)
  • Won Park (University of Michigan)
  • Xiaohui Zeng (University of Toronto)
  • Xingjun Ma (Deakin University)
  • Zexin He (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Zihao Xiao (Johns Hopkins University)


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